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From Munich: Neuschwanstein Castle Full-Day Trip

1. From Munich: Neuschwanstein Castle Full-Day Trip

Discover one of Bavaria's most scenic landscapes on this tour from Munich by train and van. Marvel at the stature and delicate architecture of Neuschwanstein Castle standing proud atop a hill and surrounded by forested mountains. See the sprawling valley from the foot of the castle walls and learn about its history from your guide along a walking tour of the grounds. Located 2 hours from Munich, the enchanting old-world town of Füssen lies in the foothills of the Alps, framed by one of the most breathtaking natural settings in the world. Towering far above the village, seemingly sculpted out of the very mountains that rise magnificently to the heavens, is a sight made from the stuff of dreams: the fabulous and ethereal Neuschwanstein Castle. This glorious folly was built in the 19th-Century by the famed "mad" King Ludwig II, a man intoxicated by mythology and who himself became a legend. The shimmering white towers of the castle among the clouds are instantly recognizable to many who haven’t ever heard the name Neuschwanstein. It is the inspiration for Disney's Sleeping Beauty Castle and is famous the world over as the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang castle. To visit it is to step inside a fairy tale. On this full-day tour from Munich, your guide will take you by train or bus and accompany you uphill to the castle’s lofty perch, where it sits gleaming above a spectacular panorama of mountains, lakes, and valleys. It’s not just about the castle – it’s also about its wonderful location. You will go to the best vantage points and explore the lake. If time and weather permits, you can even enjoy a swim. Get postcard-perfect views of the equally beautiful Hohenschwangau Castle, the waterfall gorge, and the stunning Marienbrücke Bridge, suspended high above it all. While you are marveling at the beauty, your guide will tell you the engaging story of King Ludwig’s renowned and tragic reign, his turbulent times, and of the obsession that drove him to build his fantasy castle in the mountains that ultimately destroyed him. If you choose to purchase a ticket on the day, skip the long lines for the separate internal tour of the king’s private chambers by a specialist castle guide. The tour is the most practical way to admire this amazing fantasy world.

Füssen: Old Town Guided Walking Tour in German

2. Füssen: Old Town Guided Walking Tour in German

Meet your guide, then set off on your 1.5 hour walking tour through the Old Town of Füssen. Mingle with the locals as you stroll through the historic streets, admiring the interesting architecture that surrounds you. Pass by some of the area’s most iconic landmarks, including Sebastian Cemetery where you can see a Medieval city wall. Next, walk to the Franciscan Monastery, as well as the Bleichertörle and the Lechuferweg. Visit the Holy Spirit Hospital Church, and admire its impressive interior, then stop by the St. Mang Basilica and the Courtyard of the High Castle. Throughout the tour, listen to your guide's fascinating stories and facts about local history and culture.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,218 reviews

Our visit to Neuschwanstein was organised by Radius Tours in Munich. Everything was very well organised from the beginning. The visit went well but sudden torrential rainstorms at the castle caused our train back to be cancelled by the train company. The guides were extremely professional in handling the situation and got us all back to Munich safely. We were very impressed.

Engaging experience with our guide, Michelle. We took the bus which was perfect and gave us an opportunity to see the castle as we approached Füssen. Michelle did a great job telling the story of the castle and Ludwig II along the way. We did this with our family of four (ages 11 & 13) and each of us greatly enjoyed the day trip. Highly recommended.

This trip was awesome and Michelle was a great tour guide! We did 5 cities in 12 days and this by far was one of the top highlights - beautiful castle and views!!

Great trip, Lots of walking !! Guide was fantastic and the trip was awesome ! Worth the pain.

Aileen from Radius tour Munich is an excellent guide